Leadership & Development
Growth & Happiness

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Inspiring young leaders

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award. Established in 1953 and undertaken by millions of young people throughout the UK, the award offers three progressive levels, Bronze (Year 10), Silver (Year 11) and Gold (Sixth Form). Each award offers young people the opportunity to push their personal boundaries, develop new skills, build friendships, improve their self-confidence and enhance CVs and University applications.

Participants will design a programme for personal development in an area of their choice. This could be volunteering to help their local community, learning a new skill, such as learning the guitar, designing a website, practicing cooking, or improving their physical fitness.

Each award culminates in an expedition in Ashdown Forest, New Forest, Brecon Beacons or Snowdonia, where participants will learn outdoor skills such as camp craft, first aid and navigation, all whilst undertaking a personal journey of discovery. Duke of Edinburgh offers a life-changing experience for students that helps to shape their future.

D of E Website

Sports & Fixtures

Our active PE department organise and supervise dozens of fortnightly lunch time and after school sports clubs and fixtures to supplement regular PE lessons. The wide variety of sports on offer change throughout the seasons.


'Creativity is encouraged'


We're very proud of the success of our creative departments who provide opportunities for students at all levels; collaborating to produce stunning liturgies, whole school mass, assemblies, concerts and productions.



An impressive feature of the school is the strong emphasis placed upon developing leadership skills amongst students...

— Ofsted